HC Deb 12 November 1998 vol 319 c312W
21. Mr. Brady

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the future prospects on agriculture in the English lowlands. [58064]

Mr. Nick Brown

While sterling remains at current levels, and with structural surpluses in most sectors, the prospects for increased commodity prices and improved incomes for all farming sectors in the year ahead are not good. That is why reform of the Common Agricultural Policy is so urgent.